Let's not argue about it any longer. I never said it was junk even if it wasn't real wood that wouldn't make it a low quality stand. Hell I made my own stand with MDF finished in black and solid maple stained. I don't really care for MDF but it gives a great paint finish and is relatively inexpensive.I do remodeling for a living and MDF is near my last choice of materials to work with. I only used MDF to keep the cost down because I know I will be building another for a new TV.